Poll: Are Ballgown Rules Stupid?

Every year the discussion is the same: can you wear ____________ [insert dress style, length, color, sleeve style, etc.] to your local military ball? You'll never get just one consistent answer … [Read more...]

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Why Does Getting Out Feel Like Quitting?

I think I'm a strong person. I'm an Army wife, after all, with a backbone forged in the fire of deployment, separations, solo birth and dramatic emotional burdens. That makes me strong, right? I … [Read more...]

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How to Update Information in DEERS

Need to update your information in DEERS? It should be pretty easy, right? After all, you've done the hard work by registering to start with. Your kids are already registered, too. This should be … [Read more...]

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Making the Right Moves to Maintain Your Career

My husband will rotate from his current assignment in about six months, but new orders are nowhere on the horizon. So how’s a girl supposed to plan the next phase of her career when we don’t even … [Read more...]

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Poll: Are Ballgown Rules Stupid?

Every year the discussion is the same: can you wear ____________ [insert dress style, length, color, sleeve style, etc.] to your local military ball? You'll never get just one consistent answer … [Read more...]

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Why Does Getting Out Feel Like Quitting?

I think I'm a strong person. I'm an Army wife, after all, with a backbone forged in the fire of deployment, separations, solo birth and dramatic emotional burdens. That makes me strong, right? I … [Read more...]

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How to Update Information in DEERS

Need to update your information in DEERS? It should be pretty easy, right? After all, you've done the hard work by registering to start with. Your kids are already registered, too. This should be … [Read more...]

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Making the Right Moves to Maintain Your Career

My husband will rotate from his current assignment in about six months, but new orders are nowhere on the horizon. So how’s a girl supposed to plan the next phase of her career when we don’t even … [Read more...]

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You Could Impact Spouse Federal Hiring

It's probably no surprise to you as a military spouse, but many in the civilian community don't realize it: researchers at the National Defense Research Institute (RAND) uncovered differences in … [Read more...]

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OCONUS? Using Move.mil Should Be Seamless

If you have done a permanent change of station (PCS) recently, you've probably used the military's claims website Move.mil. Gone are the days of filling out forms through other means. It's now all … [Read more...]

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Commissary Eggs are Pricey, Chicken Headed Back to Korea

When it comes to chicken and chicken-related items at the commissary, there's good news and there's bad news. First, the good news. If you're a chicken fan stationed in Korea, you'll soon be … [Read more...]

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Mail-Order Those Drugs: A Tricare How-To

Like many military things, receiving medication via mail through Tricare confounds me. Once upon a time I somehow managed to get a birth control prescription delivered by mail-order instead of paying … [Read more...]

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Speak to Power, Connect at These Fall Events

A series of two events from the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) in two different locations may be just the ticket you need to meet like-minded spouses, hear some great ideas, connect … [Read more...]

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PCS Nightmare: When You Only Think You Rented a House

Imagine this one: you pull up to your new rental at your new duty station, ready to get the keys from the person who is supposed to meet you there. You feel like a PCS Ninja. Not only did you land a … [Read more...]

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How Do You Explain Your Hometown?

“Where are you from?”  “Um [slight pause]…well my husband and I are originally from Indiana, but we lived in Tennessee until just recently. Now we live in Georgia.” Does this sound … [Read more...]

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5 Ways to Tell You Have a MilSpouse Friend for Life

It doesn't really matter where you met her. Maybe it was online, or maybe it was in passing at a unit meeting, at your church or through a mutual friend. However it happened, you just knew that this … [Read more...]

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4 Important Things About AshleyMadison and MilSpouses

On August 18 hackers made good on a July threat to publish the personal information of over 37 million users of an adultery hook-up website. Among those 37 million email addresses used to register … [Read more...]

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Maybe the Stress Is Too Much for Our MilKids

There's no denying it: war is really, really hard. It's hard on the service members. It's hard on the spouses. And it's really hard on the kids. As much as we'd like to think that we universally arm … [Read more...]

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10 Back to School Meals Every Mom Needs

It's been a couple years since we talked about how to survive feeding your brood during back-to-school time, which, like the never-ending sales season that is Christmas, slams you with all the things … [Read more...]

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Retiring Army Chief’s Spouse Remarks Go Viral

It wasn't controversy that broke the internet over former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno's remarks at his retirement ceremony August 14. It was what he said about Army spouses. When the Army … [Read more...]

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Military OneSource Rolls Out Site Redesign

Military OneSource rolled out a fresh new look August 1 in an effort to clean up what the site offers and make it all a little bit easier for users to find. And they succeeded. The redesign was … [Read more...]

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Do Troops Really Need Financial Literacy Classes?

Let's make one thing clear -- the question here isn't whether or not troops need financial literacy. I think we can all agree that everyone and their mom could use additional money savvy, and that … [Read more...]